Monthly Archives: September 2020

I Can’t Breathe

I can’t breathe became the rallying cry, once again,

(Damn us for allowing this to happen again)

For those seeking to end systemic racism

After George Floyd’s life was choked away from him.

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People used it in the West

As wildfires choked their cities, burnt their homes,

Destroyed communities and lives,

And turned day into night.

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It might as well be used for those dying of covid-19

As their lungs fill with fluid,

Separated from loved ones,

Who cannot hug or kiss them good-bye.

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It should be the motto of our nation over the last year.  

Our lives slowly being choked out of us through

Political turmoil, financial crisis, and moral questions,

Which cannot be lessened by people

Who will not listen to each other.


Tortilla De Patatas

091720

Eggs, potatoes, cheese, spinach, milk.

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A woman’s smile can melt a heart

That’s grown so cold and icy

A woman’s touch can heal the scars

That hides the pain precisely

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But when smile and touch have gone away

As they have done before

The sun is cold,

The daytime night

Dark shadows scratch the floor

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My heart grows hard

The pain bursts forth

And sorrow comes to haunt me

I cannot breathe.

I cannot fly

My tears have filled the dark sea

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Tonight, I eat plain toast alone.